Local Union 355 and James R. Hoffa scholarships help to fund educations in Science and Technology
Oct. 3, 2023 | This year’s recipients of the Teamsters Local 355 48th Annual Scholarship Awards are Jamie Jones, daughter of David Jones (UPS), and Trinity Mosley, daughter of Autumn Mosley (Kraft Heinz). They will each receive $4,000 paid out at the rate of $1,000 per academic year. Patrick Fangmann, son of John Fangmann (Sysco), and Charles Bradshaw, son of Michael Bradshaw (Piedmont Airlines), each received a $1,000 Bootstrap Award from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. We reached out to the students recently to ask them about their academic aspirations.
JAMIE JONES (right), is the daughter of David Jones (UPS/Baltimore). She graduated last spring from Western School of Technical and Environmental Science in Catonsville, Md. She is studying Communication Arts -- specifically, in the realm of social media -- at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. “I’m interested in the use of algorithms in social media,” Jamie explained. Algorithms are a set of rules and calculations that sort and prioritize content on a social platform. She said more diversification in social media platforms is needed to have a positive impact on all people. She hopes to run an e-commerce business that supports community interests.
TRINITY MOSLEY (not pictured), daughter of Autumn Mosley (Kraft Heinz), graduated from Cesar Romney High School in Dover, Delaware, and is enrolled at Delaware State University in the Bachelor of Science in Biological Forensics program. She thought about studying to be an emergency room physician, but a new forensics science course introduced during her senior year sparked an interest in toxicology. “I was interested in how often science solved crimes. Scientific test results don’t lie.” Trinity also received a full academic scholarship from Delaware State.
PATRICK FANGMANN (left), son of John Fangmann (Sysco) graduated from Baltimore’s George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. Enrolled in the Information Technology program, Patrick was top in his class for his work in Interactive Media production. He is attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York, and majoring in computer science. He became interested in computers when he decided to make something fun for a friend. He learned enough programming to make a small game. Interest in programming grew and he chose audiovisual arts for the more structured education in computer science. Patrick likes to follow where ever his interests take him – maybe developing programs for big companies, or “lean into activism.”
CHARLES BRADSHAW (right), is the son of Michael Bradshaw (Piedmont Airlines). An honor roll student in the top 10% of his class, he graduated from Mardela Middle and High School on the Eastern Shore. He played the alto saxophone in the school’s band and marching band. Charles is pursuing a degree in computer science at Salisbury University. Interest in computers began during the pandemic when students had to adapt to online learning. He used the opportunity to build a custom PC and learn about software. Charles’ long-term goal is to enter the field of software development, beginning with a university internship at the Department of Defense or NASA. Writing to us via email, he said, “Ideally, I’d like to find a job that lets me do something positive for the community.” That’s if he “survives his first semester of college in the classroom” environment, he said.
On behalf of the members, Local 355 Officers and Trustees applaud Jamie, Trinity, Patrick, and Charles for their achievments. We wish them much success in their pursuits of higher education.